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Meet our Board of Commissioners


Lee Perry

Commissioner since 2019

Lee grew up in Burlington, graduated from Burlington High school in 1988 and was employed by a local construction company until joining the City of Burlington Public Works (BPW) Street Maintenance Division in 2007. He became Streets Maintenance Manager in 2014 and Assistant Director of Maintenance overseeing the Street Maintenance, Equipment Maintenance, and Recycling Divisions in 2019. Lee feels his experience in the construction industry and managing the City of Burlington’s recycling division helps him bring insight and perspective unique to these fields and wants to pass on the knowledge gained from observing the successes, shortfalls, and trends of Burlington’s recycling program. He is an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoys being in the outdoors in all seasons along with camping with family and attending his son’s basketball games. 


Ken SpencerKen Spencer 

Commissioner since 2020

Trained in Law at Boston University, Ken has been consistently pulled toward the caring professions. His past work includes local general practice law; teaching, coaching, and house-parenting at an organic farm school in the Adirondack High Peaks region; and 12 years caring and educating cardiac patients as an RN/cardiac sonographer for both inpatient and outpatient cardiology. These days, his attention is directed toward the planet. He created Planet People, a community to support and encourage litter pick-up, and invented and produced Planet Pack, a backpack and tongs designed to make litter picking simple, safe, and fun. He is thrilled to spend his days cleaning parks, streets, and beaches, nurturing a manufacturing business, and leaning into a zero-waste lifestyle. He is all about the CSWD mission.  

Town of Essex

Alan Nye

Officer: Vice Chair
Commissioner since 2005

Alan was born in Burlington and earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. He began his career as an engineer for the VT Agency of Environmental Conservation then served as the Facility and Construction Manager for the Vermont Army National Guard for 28 years, attaining the rank of Colonel before retiring in 2013. In his subsequent career as Director of Facilities for Citizenship and Immigration Services he managed an office of 25 Engineers and Architects responsible for Citizenship Offices across the United States. Alan was a member of the Essex Selectboard for 18 years, serving his final year as Chair. An avid sailor, he is a member of the Burlington Flotilla of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. As a Technical Delegate of the International Biathlon Union, he has managed biathlons in Jericho, Vermont and Lake Placid, New York, and was Chief of the Range at the 1980 and 2002 Olympics and several world cups. Alan is married to Nancy, who was a 2nd grade teacher at the Essex Elementary School. They have two children and a grandson. 


Rick McCraw – Alternate

Commissioner since 2022

Rick “retired” from his first career as a software developer to become a middle-school teacher in the late 90’s and then a public-school administrator and a district level curriculum director. After officially retiring he has applied his time to supporting family during the pandemic onset and increasingly to environmental causes, including aerial photography for land trusts.  

Rick brings to the CSWD Board his experience administering federal grants for two different school districts, which furthered his understanding of budgeting and the need to comply with various legal requirements. He believes that the disposition of solid waste, including recycling and reuse, is a critical issue for our communities–especially since we face the exhaustion of Vermont’s only landfill–and that preserving the environment is a pivotal issue for our time. His interests and activities include working to restore the woodland around his house, hiking, and landscape photography.  


Leslie Nulty

Officer: Treasurer

Commissioner since 2009

Leslie Nulty serves as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Mansfield Community Fiber Inc., Jericho, Vermont.  A privately held firm founded in 2016, MCF is building network in underserved rural areas of northwestern Vermont.  Prior to creating MCF, in 2007 Leslie helped organize and develop East Central Vermont Telecommunications District (ECFIber) – a group of 26 towns in rural Eastern Vermont. From 2007 to 2014 Leslie served as Project Coordinator for ValleyNet, the operating company for ECFiber. Leslie holds an M.Sc in Economics from the University of Cambridge and has worked as a senior manager, economist and financial analyst in a wide range of industries for more than 40 years. 

Tom Joslin – Alternate

Commissioner since 2021

A Vermont registered professional civil/environmental engineer, Tom worked in the VT Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for nearly 30 years, first as a regulator of residuals (biosolids) management and then in the planning and design of municipal wastewater construction projects. After retiring from the DEC in 2014, Tom founded Prospect Environmental Services PLLC in Jericho, where he operates an environmental applied research lab. Recent research includes the use of biochar in septic system leach fields. Tom’s interest as a CSWD Commissioner include learning about and optimizing regional biosolids management activities and ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for all CSWD employees.  

Tom has served on the Vermont State Employees Credit Union (VSECU) Board of Directors, on multiple committees, and he is a life member of the Vermont State Employees Association (VSEA). He is a member of the Green Mountain Water Environment Association and other water quality organizations.  He is also an elected justice of the peace. 


Henry Bonges

Commissioner since 2022

Originally from Illinois, Henry and his wife Mickey moved to Vermont in 1981 for Henry’s new employment with IBM.  Mickey finished her Master’s degree and worked at Essex Junction HS.  Henry is still a microprocessor designer with IBM and still lives in the house he and his father built in 1984.  Henry loves Milton and continues to serve on several boards and participate in other volunteer opportunities.

Sustainability is Henry’s focus, hence his involvement as the Milton Town Energy Chairman and with the Winooski Conservation District.  A lifelong learner, he brings expertise acquired through degrees in Sustainability, Business, Engineering, and Theology to the CSWD Board of Commissioners.  Henry is often seen in the area walking his dogs and carrying a trash bag, which he of course sorts into trash, recyclables, and returnables to fund his lottery habit. 


Logan Hegg

Commissioner since 2016

Logan is a Psychologist with UVMMC and describes himself as having an “almost pathological love of systems.” That, along with being a frequent CSWD Drop-Off Center customer, are skills he feels most inform his service as a CSWD Commissioner. He is motivated to serve on the CSWD Board by a love of the Richmond community, a desire to serve our neighbors and environment, and the aforementioned love of complex systems.


Tim Loucks

Commissioner since 2011

Tim grew up in New Jersey, enlisted in the US Army and was commissioned as 2LT upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Tim served in a wide range of leadership roles as an infantry officer in Germany. While in Europe, Tim travelled extensively and was afforded an opportunity to visit East Berlin four years prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tim resigned his commission to pursue an MBA with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT. Tim moved to Vermont in 2002 to lead the Husky Injection Molding plant in Milton, and ultimately led Husky’s Global Tooling operations with plants in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Tim has spent the last decade working with private equity, venture capital and private investors to turn around struggling startups and acquisitions. Tim lives with his wife Lisa in Shelburne and has been a Shelburne resident for 18 years.


Paul Ruess

Officer: Chair
Commissioner since 2016

Paul is retired from a career in magazine publishing, where he specialized in audience development, direct marketing, and business management. He started his career at Solar Age Magazine and later worked for more than 20 years on publications in the home construction and remodeling industries, including Vermont’s own Journal of Light Construction. Paul believes that volunteering is key to sustaining a healthy community and has served on numerous civic, school, and church boards. In addition to community service, Paul and his wife help care for their young grandchildren who live nearby. He also enjoys gardening, wine making, and walking the back roads and trails of Chittenden County.


Katie Frederick

Commissioner since 2020

After serving as CSWD’s Enforcement Coordinator for almost a decade, Katie now appreciates the mission of CSWD from an outside perspective as President and CEO of Applied Solutions Consulting, LLC, offering workplace safety training, consulting, and compliance services. The District operates under the radar for most folks and she finds understanding how much hard work goes into supporting CSWD’s mission helpful in her role as Commissioner. Katie believes the District is uniquely positioned to educate residents, businesses, and schools and she is pleased to be able to continue to support these efforts. Katie also loves being active in the community as a proud Leader for Westford’s Girl Scout Troop 51841 and a volunteer for Westford School and the Recreation Department. 


Caylin McCamp – Alternate

Commissioner since 2017

As Education & Outreach Coordinator in the UVM Office of Sustainability, Caylin works with the campus community on a variety of sustainability projects. Trying to divert and reduce waste has always been part of her professional career, and she is personally committed to a low-waste lifestyle. Because everyone creates waste, she sees it as a tangible and visible issue that can be a “gateway to sustainability”.  As someone who enjoys systems thinking, she appreciates the learning opportunities afforded by being a CSWD Commissioner as well as the chance to serve her town while making sure sustainability is a priority on the CSWD Board. Apart from her involvement in climate justice activism and community organizing, she reports you can find her enjoying this beautiful planet on her skis or bike.  


Bryn Oakleaf

Commissioner since 2017

Bryn graduated from Vermont Law School with a Master of Environmental Law and Policy and holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College. She worked for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources in both the Solid Waste Management Program and Watershed Management Division. Prior to moving to Vermont, she worked for the Washington State Department of Ecology and served as an AmeriCorps member for the Washington Conservation Corps. Currently Bryn works for Efficiency Vermont as a Trade Ally Network and Customer Engagement Manager. Bryn was elected to the Winooski City Council in 2021 and has been on the Green Up Vermont Board of Directors since 2017. 

Ron Stotyn, PhD, MA, B.A.R. – Alternate

Commissioner since 2021

As a broadcast journalist Ron reported significant events in the communities where he worked, including Canadian politics on Federal, Provincial and local levels as well as coverage of city councils, school boards, development review boards, and service organizations such as Kiwanis and Rotary. As Associate Professor of Broadcasting and Associate Director of Broadcasting for William Paterson University of New Jersey, Ron taught courses such as Broadcast Journalism, Mass Media History, Broadcast Management, Public Relations, and Advertising. In retirement, he has sought out volunteer opportunities with organizations operating in the public interest where his skills have helped these organizations tell their stories, organize curricula, and advance their educational goals. He sees his role as Winooski’s CSWD Commissioner as supporting the needs and goals for efficient and effective handling of the various waste streams produced by Winooski, one of the District’s smaller member communities. Ron’s first novel in retirement is The Chechen’s Revenge. His second, A Prairie Vendetta, is in progress.